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Project by MJ posted 03-31-2014 11:19 AM 2847 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posting here at lumberjocks :) When I was working on some design for new projects, my wife told me about this website. And I loved it!!!
As it seems, this end table is based on Arts and Crafts style. I love using traditional wood joinery even though it takes a lot of work, but it’s still worthy. I am sure you guys love it, too. Most of the joinery is done by table saw, router and some hand tools. I tried the breadboard ends for the first time, and it turned well. I was so happy with the result.
For finishing, I used Watco Danish oil three times of coat, but I am going to apply wipe on poly for the table top for water resistance.





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RiaanK

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 11:44 AM

Hi, And welcome.

This is a beautiful table, the contrast of the woods, and the joints looks very good…
Congrats.

-- Riaan

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TechTeacher04

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 11:45 AM

I love the contrast of the Oak and Walnut. This piece inspires me to make a similar piece for my daughter’s bedroom.

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 11:50 AM

Really nice table, great build. The color contrast in the two woods is beautiful, and the joinery is nice and tight where visible.
How did you cut the through mortises, machine or chisel? They are real good, nice and tight.
Welcome to LJs.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 11:51 AM

A beautiful piece of work, materials, design and joinery, there is a lot incorporated in this project. Great work thanks for sharing. WELCOME to Lumberjocks!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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MJ

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 12:16 PM

Thank you guys for being kind, I really appreciate it :) I know a lot of people use Walnut and Maple for color contrast, but I think this combination works fine, too.
@Oldtool:
I used plunge router with my mortising jig, and trimmed with chisels :)

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NiteWalker

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 02:30 AM

Nicely done all around. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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SoonerFanJerry

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 02:12 PM

Beautiful work!

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 04-02-2014 11:59 AM

What a great loooking end table. The two contrasting woods look great together and the joinery and finish are excellent….Well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 04-07-2014 02:20 PM

Fantastic end table! Great design and wood combo, the joints and finish are awesome. Like the bread board ends and the handle. Excellent job!

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 04-07-2014 02:21 PM

That’s a nice looking table. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Brianthesawdustmaker

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#11 posted 04-10-2014 02:47 AM

I really love your project! Mortise and tenon joinery is my personal favorite and you did an excellent job with it.

-- Brian, Omaha, NE... So many projects, so little time!

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